The meeting of Joint
Hindi Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers
Welfare was organized today under the chairmanship of Union Minister of
Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh today here.
Apart from the members of the committee, the Minister of State for
Agriculture and farmers Welfare Shri Parashottam Rupala was also
participated in the meeting of the Committee. The Joint Hindi Advisory
Committee of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare was
constituted on 24 August 2016. It was the first meeting after the
committee was constituted.
During the discussions carried out in the meeting, the members of the
committee expressed their satisfaction about the use of official
language Hindi in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and
its departments. They emphasized that more and more official work should
be performed in Hindi, the official language of the Union.
After the discussion, Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
expressed his views while addressing the gathering that most of
policies/schemes as well as activities concerned with Ministry of
Agriculture and Farmer Welfare relate to farmers and common man.
Therefore, it is our duty that we should use Hindi as much as possible
while implementing policies/schemes related to the Ministry of
Agriculture and Farmers Welfare in the business of Central Government.
Simultaneously, it will be useful to provide knowhow of such schemes to
the people in non Hindi speaking states through their vernacular
languages. Shri Singh concluded the meeting by extending his gratitude
to all the members.
Shri Radha Mohan Singh also chaired the meeting of 12th General Council
of National Food Security Mission today. In the meeting, the concerned
officers briefed the Agriculture Minister in detail through the
presentations about the achievement and production targets till date
under National Food Security Mission. National Food Security Mission was
launched in 11th Five Year Plan during 2007-08 with the objective to
increase food production to 20 million tonne by 2011-12 (rice, wheat and
pulses respectively 10, 8 and 2 million tonne). The mission has been
successful as it has and achieved the production targets. The production
of 42 million tonne of food grains was achieved which was more than the
target of the mission. The mission has been continued in 12th Five Year
Plan with new targets of 25 million tonne additional food grain
production, including 10 million tonne rice, 8 million tonne wheat, 4
million tonne pulses and 3 million tone coarse cereals. During the 12th
Five Year Plan, there are 5 components of National Food Security Mission
which are as follows:
1. NFSM – Rice,
2. NFSM – Wheat,
3. NFSM – Pulses in which coverage is included besides pulses during
4. NFSM – Coarse Cereals and
5. NFSM – Commercial crops